‘Sanchi’ and ‘CF Crystal’ collision: the human element strikes again?

In a world where the incidence of major maritime oil spills has diminished during the past decade into insignificance, the ‘Sanchi’ collision that occurred at 8 pm local time on Saturday 6 January and about 160 n. miles east of Shanghai, provides a huge wake-up call to shipowners and their insurers. The ‘Sanchi’, a Suezmax[…]

A whale of a time! – a day out with Dax in Albany WA

My daughter Amanda and grandson Dax, who live in Canada, are visiting our small hobby farm near Albany WA (500 km. south of Perth). It’s a great little town that boasts no traffic lights, free parking everywhere, lots of fresh sea air and a long history (by Australian standards!) as the first British colony in[…]

KES 16th Run: new topics & speakers for 13-15 March 2018

  SeaProf Course Calendar The Singapore KES course of 10 – 12 October 2017 marked the 15th Run milestone for the ‘Key Elements of Shipping’ course. The first KES course was delivered in 2010 through collaboration between SeaProf Executive Education and the BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo. The collaboration continues as the KES course steams[…]

Key Elements bonus topic: ULSTEIN’s X-BOW and X-STERN wind ships.

SeaProf and the BI Norwegian Business School greatly value the time and dedication provided by all of our academic and industry guest speakers. Many of them have been supporting the production of the Key Elements of Shipping course since its first run in 2010. KES, now an iconic shipping course in Singapore, would not be[…]

Singapore’s MCF Training Grant ‘powerhouse’: setting a global bench mark

Singapore, strategically situated on the Malacca and Singapore Straits, has long been a centre of international trade and shipping. Foresight, long-term planning and positive leadership have taken Singapore to a position of global influence in these industries. A critical part of this process has been to develop a world standard Maritime Cluster of high quality[…]

Tortoise and Hare: Shipping’s slow race to a steady recovery

Faced with the ‘double whammy’ of the end of the China commodity demand boom and a Saudi contrived collapse of oil prices, it’s been a tough time for shipping over the past years. The obvious question of, “so what’s the future?”, is clearly on everyone’s mind. SeaBlog’s quest for the answer is often assisted by[…]